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today. i think everybody should operate from this idea of a calm space. operating from abundance is critical. i think it allows everyone to be a better giver and good givers are great getters. take that idea of meditation and the smooth transition from what's inside to what you have to do on the outside. >> i was going to say run with it. of course, that's sort of anti-thetical to meditation. >> no, no. moving and meditation, we work really hard, engage in the work and not the results. >> we appreciate you being with us this morning, russling. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> hi, soledad. thank you. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." general misconduct. the sex scandal forces out david petraeus from the cia's top post. today the military community reels from a spectacular fall from grace. more fallout over obama care. with president obama winning re-election, more businesses taking a harder look at how the health care overhaul will affect their bottom line.
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some are now threatening hiring freezes and layoffs. decking the halls before thanksgiving? not so fast. some stores are drawing the line over when they'll start celebrating the christmas season. and watch out. a pit road brawl. rival nascar crews throw punches after a hit and run on the track. track. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com hello from washington. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with us on this monday morning. this morning a sex scandal tarnishing one of the most respected names in washington and raises questions about one of its most secretive agencies. three days after that extramarital affair forced general david petraeus to resign as director of the cia, lawmakers are demanding answers. why didn't the fbi inform them of the investigation? and what does this mean for this week's senate hearing on the tedly attack in libya? barbara starr is at the
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pentagon. barbara, general petraeus was to be a primary witness in that closed door hearing. what now? >> well, by all accounts he will not appear at this week's hearing. the man who will is mike morrell, his deputy and ci airks, now essentially the acting director of the agency. mr. morrell, a highly respected intelligence professional, has been with the agency for many, many years. would know all the same information that david petraeus knows. but the question on the table, carol, is whether that's going to be politically enough for congress. are they so irritated about this entire matter that they will subpoena petraeus in the weeks ahead and compel him to come testify about what he knows about the benghazi attacks? >> barbara starr reporting live for us at the pentagon this morning. this affair is baffling on so many levels. how could a man with such a pristine reputation show such awful judgment? and how could this woman have such unprecedented access?
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the answer may be as simple as one slippery step at a time. listen to these comments from general petraeus's mistress, ms. broadwell. they sure have a different meaning than when she first said them to cnn back in february. >> at some point i think he realized i was taking this research very seriously. i was sharing hardship with the troops and risk and so forth and decided to open up a little bit more access. but we had a relationship before i went there as far as this dissertation was concerned. so it just took it to another level. >> j.c. ekhart is a military life consultant and columnist. >> nice to see you. >> great you're here this morning. not to triflize all this because the security issues are quite serious, but this is sounding almost like a farfetched plot from the cable soap "army wives." now another woman is involved that paula broadwell allegedly sent her these harassing e-mails because of her friendship with the general.
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how does the military community make sense of all of this? >> i think the most important thing to remember about the petraeus family is that they have spent their entire marriage working for the military. holly petraeus is so well known for her work with predatory lenders and trying to end the military foreclosures on homes. this is a family that is known for fighting for the military family itself. >> i just can't even imagine how mrs. petraeus is feeling this morning. i want to talk a little bit more about ms. broadwell, though. she's military herself. she wrote a book on the general. she used that book -- she used that to plug her book on comedy central's jon stewart. she's writing her dissertation on the general. even after the affair is over allegedly writes harassing e-mails to a woman who knows the general. what do you make of her? >> what i think is important about that relationship is we've got to keep in mind that when
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any kind of family, not just a military family, but any kind of family where you have a lot of time that you're spending apart, that it is really important to have good relationship hygiene. when you meet people, and this happens to military spouses and to military members, when you meet somebody you're attracted to, you have to be really careful to keep them at arm's length. and i think that one of the problems we often see in military life is that when you have an exemplary life like the general has that you think that will not happen to you. and you are susceptible to that at different times of your life. >> do you think he should have resigned from the cia? >> i think that maintaining national security is the number one thing to keep in mind. and that when -- the way you treat the people who are closest to you, and that is your partner in life, that matters to how the rest of the world sees you. although we're all very modern and we'd like to think we've
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evolved past that, the truth is that one person that you spend your life with, it tells a lot about you. >> jacey eckhart. thank you so much for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> despite general petraeus's resignation, he could be forced to testify in the senate investigation of that deadly attack in libya. in the meantime the fwovt's anti-terror experts are poring over the latest remarks from an al qaeda leader. in the audio tape posted on jihadist websites, he again references the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans on september 11th. just the day before al za war hi called for americans to be targeted in libya. the u.s. is trying to figure out if he had a direct role. there's a diplomatic milestone to report from war torn syria. the u.s. is formally declaring its support for a newly formed coalition trying to topple the assad regime. the anti-government groups unified to win more
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international support and a better plan for a post-assad future. at arlington international cemetery just outside of washington president obama paid a veterans day visit to section 60. that's the burial site for military personnel killed in the war on terror that was launched after the 9/11 attacks. he says the nation is indebted to the sacrifices paid in all wars and by all veterans. >> today, a proud nation expresses our gratitude. but we do so mindful that no ceremony or parade, no hug or handshake, is enough to truly honor that service. >> president obama says over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian lives. he also points out it was the first veterans day in ten years that no americans served in iraq. if you're looking for a job in new york, applebee's might be a waste of your time.
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area franchise owner says he may have to take drastic measures to avoid costs associated with obama care. alison kosik is in new york this morning. allison, he's not the first ceo to hint of firing employees or hiring freezes because of obama care. >> right. because according to employers like that, it's going to cost these businesses that much more, albeit with affects only about 3% of businesses. still, obama care is already changing the way those businesses hire. and it's not necessarily for the better. so under obama care businesses with 50 or more employees, they've got a choice. they could either hire full-time employees and give them health insurance or face a fine of $40,000 plus $2,000 for each additional worker past 50. what some businesses are doing is they're limiting schedules for hourly workers to below 30 hours a week. meaning they're moving toward hiring part-time workers instead of full-time ones because it would cost them too much. it's something that's really affecting the service industry meaning restaurants and hotels
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that rely on a high turnover workforce and typically haven't offered health insurance in the past. darden restaurants, the parent company of olive garden and red lobster, reportedly is trying out a plan to hire part-time workers in some of its markets to replace full-time workers who've already left. this is along the lines of what the head of applebee's is spending to do. actually, area franchise owner. >> let's take it a step further. could we see prices increase on menus because of all of this? >> raising prices, carol, is typically the last thing restaurants want to do. they don't want to scare away customer. they try to cut down on staff, hours for workers, cut down on expanding restaurants. they do all of that before they think about raising prices. a slowdown in hiring could affect your dining experience in other ways.
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a smaller wait staff means more customers per server which could lead to slower service. the chance a customer will get annoyed and not come back to the restaurant. >> i understand. alison kosik live in new york for us this morning. it is the kind of brawl -- oh, it's the kind of brawl you see in baseball, not nascar. wait till you see this. grown men running at one another throwing punches. except this time a few of those punches actually landed. it happened at nascar this weekend. with just one lap to go in phoenix jeff gordon intentionally wrecked clint b bowyer's car. bowyer even ran over to gordon to confront him. he was stopped by nascar officials before he got there. yes, there could be suspensions because of this. atlanta's perfect nfl season is over. new orleans saints topped the falcons 31-27.
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falcons had a chance to go ahead late in the game but they just could not score from the 1 yard line. here it is. oh, it's painful. it's painful, it's painful. atlanta's record falls to 8-1. falcons have a shot at revenge when they host the saints on november 29th. talk about a game that wears you down. did you have the stomach to watch the giants/rams game to the bitter end? then you well know san francisco 49ers kicker david akers gets a field goal with three seconds left to send the game with st. louis into overtime. but those would be the last points on the board. akers and his rams counterpart greg zuerlein had chances to win in o.t., but they could not convert. final score, rams 24, niners 24. the nfl's first tie game in four years. a massive explosion destroys homes and kills two people in indianapolis. we'll hear from a survivor. from 17 billion chips worldwide
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our top stories now, officials at indianapolis are still not saying what caused a massive explosion overnight saturday. two people were killed, seven others injured. residents just remain in shock this morning. >> my first thought was a bomb. i mean, i can't imagine. the house felt like it was shaking. >> 31 homes sustained major damage with at least five of those destroyed requiring demolition. the so-called fiscal cliff looming, president obama is focusing on money matters this week. he'll be meeting business leaders on wednesday at the white house. they'll discuss ways to keep the economy growing and reduce the deficit. your thanksgiving dinner will cost you a few cents more this year. you can blame the turkey for that. the american farm bureau federation says the average cost of the traditional dinner for ten is just under $50.
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the cost of the turkey is about four cents a pound higher than it was last year. the official start of winter is more than a month away. but bismarck, north dakota, got an early jump. a weekend storm left at least eight inches of snow on the ground and led to dozens of traffic accidents. no serious injuries have been reported. >> it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy devastated the northeast. still life is nowhere back to normal. the deaths of two more people have been linked to the superstorm. that brings the total number of of those killed across the region to 113. right now more than 160,000 customers in ten states and washington are still without power. travel is getting a little easier. rail service is back between new jersey and manhattan. a new ferry service between hoboken and manhattan is running. victor blackwell joins us now from new york. tell us something good, victor. >> reporter: well, carol, i can tell you that some of the people in this neighborhood of far rockaway and queens, they now
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have power back. but many of them do not. you mentioned two things. the additional deaths blamed on superstorm sandy and the power outages. one of those deaths was a man who lived here in far rockaway. he was 77 years old. he died at the hospital from injuries he suffered while falling down the stairs after the storm. and some of the people who do not have power live in this community. about 37,000 in the rockaway area. many of them live in this building right here. this is the ocean village building three. people here have been without power since the storm. they say now they have cold water and gas. just enough to heat boiling water on the stove and try to get some heat that way. there's been some noise in the background. a crew just showed up. they're actually building a fence here. that was actually commissioned before the storm. but there has been no crew here to hook up this generator that's sitting in a parking lot. we've made calls to find out exactly who rented this generator and if it belongs to the building or who owns this generator, to find out if it can
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be used to provide some power. we spoke with a woman who just got power back this morning. maybe about six hours ago. her name is dee arrington. and she was here on the day that that storm hit. she tells us about the wave coming up the street. >> something told me to go out and look outside. when i went to look outside, i saw this wave coming down the street and i heard that wave and that wind screaming. i said, oh, no. i'm in trouble. i went back inside the house and got my son, because he was sleeping on the couch. i said, we got to go. >> she spent the night at a local train station until about 4:00 in the morning when water receded. she had water damage in her house. the sand came up this street. there's still some on the ground here. but there are other things here on the ground.
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these are mres. meals ready to eat. we're told the national guard came to the building behind me on saturday, asked if people needed food and water and returned with some of these. these people still have no heat, no electricity, still waiting for some relief. now, almost two weeks since superstorm sandy. carol? >> unbelievable. victor blackwell, thanks so much. talk back for you today, should general petraeus have resigned? facebook.com/carolcnn. i'll be right back. not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to help us get there. they helped me fix my economy, the one in my house. now they're managing my investments for me. and with fidelity, getting back on track was easier than i thought. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get one-on-one help from america's retirement leader.
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, should general david petraeus have resigned? general petraeus famously disciplined, respected and admired by both democrats and republicans. a rare creature, indeed. maybe that's why so many are asking why. not why the general cheated on his loyal wife of 38 years, but why he chose to resign over a fleeting, tawdry affair? one the fbi says was not criminal and was not a security risk. cnn political analyst david gergen who knows the general and his mistress says we ought to understand petraeus's humanness
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and appreciate that. and gergen added, remember, many great men have cheated. >> i would hope people would remember there have been other great leaders in this country. remember president eisenhower when he was general eisenhower and kay somersby and how important that was to him. franklin roosevelt and lucy mercer. how important that relationship was during the second world war. i think we have to be understanding that as the saying goes, the best of men are still men -- men at their best. >> note he didn't say clinton and lewinsky. but i digress. forler cia man robert baer is pl fl flummoxed, too. congressman peter king seems to suspect petraeus resigned because the general doesn't want to testify about intelligence failures in benghazi, libya. alleged failures that may have
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caused ambassador chris stevens his life. petraeus would not likely cop to that. friends say he's devastated by his mistake. as he said himself in his regulhe has ig nation letter to president bm, such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and leader of an organization such as our. talk back today. facebook.com/carolcnn. facebook.com/carolcnn. there it is. we'll have your responses later this hour. a heated florida congress congressional race still undecided nearly one week later. now one candidate, a tea party candidate is threatening to take the case to court if the results don't go his way. one.
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we're coming up on 30 minutes past the hour. good morning to you.
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i'm carol costello. stories we're watching right now in the "newsroom." we're just about two minutes from the beginning of trading at the new york stock exchange. traders there will honor vets on this velter rans day. ringing the opening bell, members of the united states marine corps. this is one of several commemorations today. just a few minutes ago, a moment of silence was observed along with -- you can hear that in the background -- the playing of the taps. another moment of silence will be held at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. seven new jersey gas stations and a hotel are facing civil suits over price gouging following superstorm sandy. the suit claims prices rose anywhere from 17% to 59% after the storm. new jersey has a law limiting markups to no more than 10% during a state of emergency and only if the storm forces additional costs for the business. it's been almost one week since the polls closed. but in florida one congressional race drags on. republican congressman allen west is losing to his democratic challenger patrick murphy. a partial recount shows murphy
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leading by over half a percentage point. that is not enough to trigger an automatic recount. west's campaign manager, though, is vowing to take legal action. the distinguished career of general david petraeus came to a shocking end on friday when he resigned from his post as cia director after an fbi investigation exposed an extramarital affair. up until that abrupt resignation, general petraeus was slated to testify before congress about the benghazi, libya, terrorist attacks. now acting cia director mike morrell is expected to appear in his place. joining me now, cnn contributors will cain and l.z. granderson to talk about all of this. will is also a columnist for theblaze.com. l.z. is a senior writer for espn. good morning to you both. i'm going to ask you the question that most intrigues me about this sordid controversy. l.z., do you think the general should have resigned? >> yes and no. you know, i'm really conflicted
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about this. i've been having a really difficult time trying to work up emotions either way about it. i'll tell you why. first of all, we just don't know the nature of this relationship with his wife. we don't know what they agreed to, what they didn't agree to, what they had a silent understanding between. we don't know any of that. all we know is that we found out he's had an extramarital affair. and so we don't know if this is the first time his wife has found out about it. we don't know if she's already known, already dealt with it. we don't know any of this. it's hard for me to get that upset without having all those details. on the other side of that, you're the head of the cia, central intelligence agency. when you're supposed to be representing something, to be the figurehead of something that's supposed to be about truth and honesty, then yes, he should have resigned. because on the surface it looks as if he was not being truthful and honest. again, i can't stress the importance enough of looking at the relationship with his wife and that we don't know what they actually agreed to and didn't agree to. >> we do know the fbi found there was no security risk in the course of this affair. how do you answer that question?
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should the general have resigned? >> yeah. i think so. here's why, carol. i'm going to have to outsource my judgment on this. on a common sense level you would look at it and go, wow, was there a national security threat here? could there have been leaks? we know paula broadwell had supposedly classic documents on her computer. the fbi said those didn't come from petraeus. or did petraeus compromise himself by putting himself out there in a situation where he could be blackmailed. i don't know. those that do know, director of national security james clapper, dan feinstein who's on the national security committee. although she found out late, they've all looked at it and said, yes, this is a situation where petraeus should have resigned. it seems to be among those that have the details that are necessary the conclusion you have to reach. >> former cia guy robert baer says there has to be something more to this than just a sexual affair, l.z. especially in light of the benghazi hearings coming up. what do you make of that?
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>> i think general petraeus definitely needs to testify if for no other reason than to add some more validation to the fact that he felt he resigned because it was the honorable thing to do because of the extramarital affair. if he does not testify, it makes it look shady. that adds to me a greater blemish to his legacy than resigning because he had an affair. >> will, it would be embarrassing if they'd have to subpoena general petraeus to testify, right? >> yeah. l.z. used the word "shady." look, we need to do away with any -- any pretenses of shady here. we have to see the light on this issue. it doesn't look good that this came out days after a national presidential election when we know that so many high levels of government knew about this and possibly including eric holder. so did the administration know about this? if they didn't, why wasn't the white house made aware of this? that leads you inevitably to benghazi. this is an issue the nation needs to know about. they need to have their questions answered. what happened in mbenbenghazi? general petraeus is the one man
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that can answer many of these questions. it's unacceptable that we wouldn't hear from general petraeus on this issue. >> okay. so there's a congressional hearing over everything in washington. l.z., i know you're a betting man. do you bet there'll be a congressional hearing on this whole situation surrounding general petraeus and who knew what when? >> you know what? you know, kind of echoing what will said, we definitely need to find out the truth about what happened in ben fwazy. if we have to take these steps so be it. we need to know what the white house knew. but we already know that. republicans also knew. eric canter has known since october. he didn't do anything. there's a lot of questions that needs to be answered. yes, a congressional hearing. definitely needs to hear from general petraeus. i think it's very important to this. >> the reason there maybe won't be a congressional hearing, will, is because general petraeus is universally liked by both democrats and republicans. >> he certainly is, carol. you have to say that, you know, facts trump personality and
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career on this point. both of these issues now, what occurredver the last several months with the investigation into general petraeus and benghazi has to take precedence over all of the good everyone recognizes general petraeus did leading up to these moments. there are just simply events we need to know about. >> we'll be talking about this for a long time. i can predict that. will cain, l.z. granderson, thanks so much for joining us this morning. >> thanks, carol. judy garland's iconic dress from the wizard of oz has a brand-new owner. we'll tell you how much they paid to claim that piece of hollywood history. to get detailed stock quotes to voice recognition. e-trade leads the way in wherever, whenever investing. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, at e-trade. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome.
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television producer henry coleman has died at the age of 89. now, he might not be a household name today. but the iconic shows he worked on, we loved them. ♪ the love boat soon will be making another run ♪ >> that brings me back to the day. "showbiz tonight's" a.j. hammer joins us from new york. colman was a very accomplished guy. >> really accomplished. and who wasn't a fan of "the love boat," carol? come on. >> i loved it.
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>> everybody loved that show. according to the death notice that was released by the family, henry colman passed away last week. he was a producer and writer on that famed series. yeah, very accomplished. he work on shows like "hotel," "peyton place," "dr. kildare." everybody should know he also served in the army corps during world war ii as a navigator on a b-29. he was actually taped himself for the archives back in 2001 talking about how "the love boat" really had to survive a stormy start before its smooth sailing. let's watch a bit of that. >> i think we shot it in september of '76 and went on the air not too much longer after that. it was not a smash success. a whole different cast than appeared in the series. >> it's hard to imagine that show with a different cast.
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no gaten mccloud. according to to a posting from his son the academy started a fund in henry colman's name. it's interesting. i think there's a generation now that is not familiar with "the love boat." everybody should go online and find it and watch it. because a true, true classic in the late '70s. >> yes. it might make a bit of your brain die, but it's very enjoyable. i just -- i love gopher. what can i say. let's talk about judy garland's "oz" dress. it sold at auction. i'm wondering for how much. >> wait till you hear this number. this could make for a very expensive halloween costume. judy garland's iconic costume from "the wizard of oz" sold for $480,000. you heard me right. almost half a million bucks. they haven't released the identity of the buyer. nobody knows exactly what's in store for this blue gingham dress. this was sold as part of an
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auction held by julian's auction house which also included a dress worn by julie andrews in "the sound of music" and a couple of marilyn monroe outfits. dorothy's costume by far the biggest item on the block. $480,000. >> i'm thinking if a private person bought it, what do you do with that dress? put it on a mannequin and put it somewhere in your house? >> i have to believe it's in a case somewhere with security guards and mission impossible-like security. that's unbelievable to me. >> me, too. a.j. hammer, many thanks. the new james bond film "skyfall" is making bank at the box office. a.j.'s back next hour with more details. the holidays as you know are big business. and while some stores want to get into the mood earlier, others prefer to celebrate one holiday at a time. isn't that refreshing? [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there.
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may 7th of 2007 my vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in baghdad, iraq. i remember the explosion very clearly. it's something you never forget. over the next two weeks i would lose my legs above the knee. when i came home, of course, wounded, that was a new experience for me. i had never come home without my troops. i really felt alone. i did say absolutely enough is
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enough. not that i got to a point where i felt like i was going to take my life or anything like that. but i just didn't want to be a burden to anyone. i just wanted to just kind of crawl in my hole and kind of collapse on myself. i'm very grateful and thank god that i didn't do that. for me, when i tried to quit, when i tried to crawl into that shell, it was very uncomfortable because that wasn't who i was. i'm the garrison commander of fort belmar, virginia. we support a base including about 51,000 personnel. >> we're going to add battalions but lose grbrigades, right? >> this event that happened to me doesn't define me. it's not something i dwell on. i wouldn't characterize myself as a hero. i mean, ultimately those that
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really pay in full measure are heroes. i just say if you know a veteran out there, then just tell him thank you and their family. i never get tired of hearing it.
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45 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now, the state department has
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congratulated syrian opposition factions for coming together as one group. in a message to syrian forces a state department spokesman says, quote, we look forward to supporting the national coalition as they chart the course to an end to assad's bloody rule." more than 70% of the city of venice italy was flooded after recent storms unleashed torrential rains. this is the sixth worst flooding the city has experienced in more than 100 years. in less than ten years the united states will overtake saudi arabia to become the world's largest oil producer. that's according to a new study from the international energy agency. this should happen around 2020 and about ten years after that the u.s. is expected to become completely energy independent. wow. christmas will not come early for one major retailer. while other stores want you to start shopping even earlier, another store -- i admire this
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store, alison kosik. i admire this store. >> i do, too. i admire it more for its clothing. okay, for this too, sure. talking about nordstrom. yeah, this got a lot of attention in the blogesphere this morning. there's a photo of a sign at nordstrom that says the company is not going to be decorating for christmas until after thanksgiving. here's the thing with this. it says we won't open until friday, november 27th. that was actually black friday in 2009. it turns out, carol, this is nothing new for nordstrom. in fact the store says it's waited until after thanksgiving to decorate its stores for christmas for over 100 years. now in an age where retailers can't wait to roll out christmas displays and commercials before halloween, nordstrom is trying to make hay by reminding its customers it likes to celebrate one holiday at a time. i like that line of thinking. >> i do, too. because thanksgiving is always so disrespected. it's a great holiday. >> it just rolls away. we forget it even exists. >> it's true. okay. speaking about stores not like
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nordstrom's toys r us. it's actually opening its doors before the turkey has time to digest. >> exactly. yes, toys r us, add toys r us to the list of retailers opening on thursday, thanksgiving night. the retailer saying it's focusing on electronic sales including its own tablet devices for kids. as you know walmart, target, sears, k mart all opening on thursday night. for anybody who wants to work off that thanksgiving meal. >> you can just run through the aisles chucking toys in your basket. >> bring the whole family. >> yay! thanks, alison. talk back question for you this morning, should general petraeus have resigned? your responses, next.
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talk back question today, should david petraeus resign? that's the question we asked you
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today. anthony says, personal integrity is a prerequisite to effective leadership. and rafael says, no. and cynthia says, i don't think anyone should resign over an affair. unless that person is a spiritual leader who is supposed to give a good example. charlotte says, david gergen's remarkses are boys will be boys. petraeus' resignation seems odd until his guilt seems too much to hide. i still think he's trying to cover somebody regarding benghazi. face book.com/carolcnn. you won't see phil jackson coming back to the lakers. they make a move that surprises everyone, including their
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the lakers have a new head coach but it's not phil jackson. wow, everyone was excited and then i guess phil got a little too greedy? >> well, there were a lot of factors involved and it appears the hollywood story where the hero rides in and saves the day, that just didn't happen. over the weekend, the lakers and phil jackson were in discussion and it appeared that jackson was as surprised as anyone that mike dant ochl ni is the new laker coach. a four-year deal, $12 million. at first i thought, i'm not so sure i like this for the lakers but then it started to make sense. he would be a good fit. he coached the guard and won mvps under dantoni.
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kobe likes him. it makes sense in terms of an up tempo offense, an offense that they can install quickly. >> i like the dirt. i heard that jackson wanted insane things in his contract and that's really why he didn't get the job. >> that is a good point. he wanted an eight-figure salary which is what he left with, probably more than what he left with in 2011. also, there was talk of control of operations and travel where he wouldn't have to make certain road trips and his assist sants would take over. i mean, if you can live with that, i guess that's okay. but apparently in the end the lakers wanted a full-time coach. >> bye-bye, phil. let's talk about michael vick. it's a sad story, at least in my mind. he suffered a concussion and he's taking a lot of hits this season behind a makeshift front line. is this the end for michael
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vick? should they keep sending him out there? >> we've talked about michael vick's demise in the past. if you think billion what's happened with him and the injuries are certainly building up and sunday was a bad day for quarterbacks. jay cutler suffered a concussion, alex smith a cun kogs. and then michael vick. there's actually questions about whether he'll be ready for washington. carol, if he's okay, he may be out there. i'm not sure that he will. but i do know this. there is a new concussion policy and it's under scrutiny. is this the end of michael vick? i'm not sure it's the complete, final chapter of michael vick because in the nfl, they will send out the player who can best help and michael vick can certainly best help the eagles win. >> let's talk about nascar
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before you have to go? >> sure. it was like a pit run brawl. >> this was great. the race of the season happened at phoenix national race way. jeff gordon hits clint bowyer are. he says bowyer has been giving him the business all year long and that's gordon in the pit area. he's jumped by bowyer's folks and then bowyer starts coming in and gets involved. it's not good for nascar but it is kind of good for nascar because it's old nascar retribution and that's what the fans really like. however, nascar officials spoke with both drivers and teams. we could see suspensions and fines handed out on monday. but that's certainly going to spice things up. >> that's what initially started it. that can be dangerous. >> well, nascar and nascar and stock car racing is dangerous by nature. like i said, this is the payback
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and apparently this is how it's been done for years and years. remember, for all of the reports, go to bleacherreport.com. carol, back to you. drive safely. >> i will. i'm going to drive all the way back. not. vince, we enjoyed having you. thank you so much. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts right now. new details coming to light about the affair that brought down america's spy chief. but there are still plenty of questions being raised. so where does the cia go from here after david petraeus' sudden resignation? a public plea for help. one of president obama's major talking points during the election, tax the rich. gop is against it. now the president is getting unlikely support.
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and you can find love on craigslist. what about help for a loan? why it could be a bad idea in more ways than one? newsroom starts right now. good morning. i'm carol costello from washington this morning. thank you so much for joining us. a sex scandal tarnishes one of the most respected names in washington and raises questions about one of the most secretive agencies. three days after the extramarital affair forced general david petraeus to resign as director of the cia, lawmakers are demanding answers. why didn't the fbi inform them of the investigation and why the bombshell just days before petraeus was set to testify on those deadly attacks in libya? the chairman of the house committee on homeland security says it doesn't pass the smell test. >> it seems this has been going
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on for several months and now it it appears that they are saying that the fbi didn't realize it until election day that general general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. you have the fbi investigating e-mails and leading to the cia director and it taking four months to find out that the cia director was involved. >> let's look at this through the eye of a cia veteran. former director of operations in the middle east and now a cnn contributor, robert, welcome. >> good morning. >> so you heard peter king. you've heard him over the weekend. is there something fishy about this? >> completely. every day i wake up and i see one new revelation after another, which sort of discredits things in the past. but i have some real problems with this and one is that the fbi does not investigate e-mails, harassing e-mails as a matter of course. something very early on got them interested in this case, got them to get into the e-mails and apparently monitor broadwell's
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account, which takes a title 3 subpoena. >> paula broadwell, the alleged mistress -- i want to explain further so the audience understands. there was some question about classified documents and she had those classified documents in her control but eventually fbi says that those weren't connected to david petraeus at all. >> that's fine. but the fact is, a crime has been committed by taking classified documents and keeping them on a private computer. everybody in intelligence world knows that. and, fine, petraeus didn't give her the documents but interestingly enough, in october she was in denver talking to a university -- she was a keynote speaker talking about benghazi and then she referred to david petraeus, that he couldn't go public but they had heard -- and i mean they, the cia, that the september 11th attack on the
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consulate was due to that delta force had done a raid in libya and al qaeda was coming looking for their prisoner. i don't know if any of this is true but she was out talking apparently about classified information that should have never been in the public. so we keep oncoming back to benghazi and petraeus' resignation and the hearings on thursday and i absolutely agree, there's a lot of questions out there and what we have so far, the account and why an fbi agent felt he needed to go to congress because leaked classified information. all of this is adding up to a serious scandal and we do need as americans a timeline on this. >> the other strange thing about this is miss broadwell seemed to speak for general petraeus, even after the affair was over. in fact, she quoted him in e-mails and then she started allegedly harassing another woman that was a friend of general petraeus'. it just seems that it started to
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spiral out of control in a not so sane way. >> well, yes. there were a lot of rumors that she was talking in his name. she obviously has serious problems, evoking his name in this way. but when the cia director is quoted directly related to classified matters, this is a danger and i understand now why the fbi moved on this case. but for them to say that nothing was compromised, i still think it's too early. there's a lot of e-mail to be looked at. a lot of her statements as well. >> should congressional hearings be held on this matter? >> oh, absolutely. this is a political scandal. it needs to be made public as quick quickly as possible and for all of the doubters like me, only the facts will put this to rest. >> robert baer, former cia director in the middle east and cnn contributor, thank you for sharing your thoughts this
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morning. >> thank you. despite petraeus' resignation, he could still be called to testify in the benghazi attacks in libya. the latest remarks from al qaeda leader al zawahiri talks about the attack that killed the ambassador on september 11th. he called for americans to be targeted in libya. the u.s. is trying to figure out if he had a direct role. with the fiscal cliff deadline looming, president obama's getting back to work this week trying to gain support for a bipartisan tax deal. in the past, the president has ran into a republican road block with his plan that requires taxes to go up on wealthy americans. now that the election is over, are republicans changing their mind at all? conservative commentator, bill
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crystal, even he says he doesn't understand why the gop is against the president's plan. >> the leadership of the conservative movement need to flow back, let's have a serious debate. it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on the millionaires. freeze tacks to everyone below $250,000. half of whom voted democratic and half of whom live in hollywood? >> interesting. brianna keilar joins me now. good morning, brianna. what does the president face this week? >> reporter: he's got a number of meetings and this is really going to be the kickoff as he tries to get his ducks in a row ahead of negotiating a deal here. first off, i will tell you, carol, wednesday the press conference that we've been waiting for, the post-election press conference. but tomorrow he'll be meeting first with labor officials and
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members -- or i should say folks in the progressive movement. so ahead of meeting on tuesday with business leaders and on friday with congressional leaders. they are feeling like they have the leverage after the election. they want to strike while the iron is hot to work towards an agreement here for the fiscal cliff and they feel like they have the leverage and they want to do this now before, as one democratic source that i spoke to said, they don't want republicans to kick this down the road, kick the can down the road until they can get their mojo back and have more leverage themselves. they really want to get working on this very quickly. they point a lot to exit polls from election day that showed most americans, 60% of americans think that taxes should be increased on the wealthy and only one-third of those polled
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saying that the taxes shouldn't be increased on anyone. they feel like public opinion is in their corner here, carol. >> brianna keilar reporting from the white house this morning. it's been almost two weeks since superstorm sandy pounded the east. deaths of two more people have been linked to the superstorm and that brings the total deaths across the region to 113. 88,000 are still without power but rail is getting easier. and a ferry service is reopened. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, carol. there are still billion 37,000 people in this community, the rockaway peninsula that still have no power. many of them live in this ocean village community. we're right outside of building 3 where, for two weeks since super storage sandy hit, there has been no power.
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there is a generator here in the parking lot but it has not been hooked up. we spoke with the president of the tenant association who tells us that this showed up on saturday but has not been hooked up. there are more on the property. but this one here outside of building 3 and they tell us the nights have been unbearable. last night was not as cold as the other nights have been since the superstorm and since the snow but we spoke with a woman who lives in this community with her 17-year-old daughter and she says that they were very difficult to take. >> me and my daughter have to sleep with our coat on and five pairs of socks with ten covers on top of us with the cat. >> with the cat? >> with the cat. >> now, when you are there with your daughter, what do you tell her? >> i tell her we're going to be all right, you know. god is with us and we're going to have help soon. i'm trusting our government that
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we're going to have help soon and everything is going to be all right. >> reporter: and this morning they do have power back. some of the power came back in this community but this building does not have power. they do not have heat. so just cold water and gas. enough to boil water over the stove. we spoke with someone who has the oven open and on and clearly a safety risk. >> vick are victor, thank you. let's talk a little sports, shall we? the focus should have been on the race but everyone is talking about jeff gordon who intentionally crashed into clint bowyer's car and that sent off a brawl. the sprints cup points leader vented to reporters after the race. >> i see [ bleep ] like that. that's [ bleep ]. that's all you can call that. these guys just tried to kill each other. you race hard and i get called a
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[ bleep ] for racing hard and called with a death wish and i see [ bleep ] like that. >> carlos dee yes, sir, i think his mouth should be washed out with soap. >> what do you mean? yes. he actually wasn't speaking those leaps. that is brent who wasn't even involved in the melee. you have jeff gordon and clint bowyer who have been battling for over a month. gordon clips bowyer and clips him into the wall. does racing behind this? there is jeff gordon getting out of his car. they are literally taking him behind the tool shed there if you will. he's not at the bottom of that. he's actually to the left. and then you see clint bowyer get out of his car and race over to the transport truck. he wanted a piece of gordon winston gone's crew members. i'm telling you right now, this is going to be -- this is going
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to result in massive fines, possibly suspensions from nascar handed down either today or tomorrow. >> well, you know, you sort of kind of mentioned it. this actually could be good for the sport because they've been losing viewership, right? >> and we're talking about it. they wouldn't have a movie "days of thunder" without theatrics like this. it's boys being boys. but we've seen this time and time again this year. you've had guys throwing their helmets out of their cars, you have increased camera angles. that's actually a blimp shot right there. you can get into the behind the scenes of things but literally it was like a reality show. people who have watched nascar their entire lives, they have never seen a scene like that yesterday where you have a crew literally jumping another driver from behind and then a driver running out of his car to run down pit road to have a piece of crew members. there's going to be massive, massive fines with this going
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on. and if brett would have gotten caught up with what happened on the track between clint bowyer and jeff gordon, that could have caused him the points lead. so serious stuff going on there. >> carlos diaz from hln, thank you for filling us in this morning into question for you. how do you fight hate? where big red shoes and red nose and make lots of noise. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter too? what? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked.
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it is 17 minutes past the hour. three days after the extramarital affair forced general david petraeus to resign as director of the cia, lawmakers are demanding answers. they want to know why the fbi didn't inform them sooner. the federal agency learned of the affair after monitoring e-mails of the mistress. a massive explosion tore
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through a neighborhood killing two people. 31 homes sustained major damage with at least five of those destroyed requiring demolition. protesters in north carolina turn the table on the kkk. clown costumes, squeaky toys and whistles were used for the hate speech in raleigh over the weekend. i love this. when speakers talked about white power, protesters sprinkled them with white flour. it was quite effective. seriously now, she was given unprecedented access to the top man at the cia and now after an fbi investigation revealed an extramarital affair with general petraeus, paula broadwell is at the center of a scandal. she was making the rounds promoting her upcoming biography of general petraeus. here she is on the daily show. >> all right. >> one, two, three, four,
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five -- [ applause ] >> keep going. >> keep going? >> whatever you've got to do. keep going. go on without me. >> okay. the other guy in this clip is broadwell's husband. in her book she says that they both went to woeft point and were both amazing athletes. general, welcome. >> hi, carol. good morning. >> good morning. >> you know both general petraeus and paula broadwell. i want to concentrate on paula broadwell. she's an accomplished woman. doesn't it make you say why? >> well, it makes you very disapointed. she really was a great young officer. she worked for me as a young captain. you can tell early on that she was gifted, bright, creative, extremely fit, and let's be frank, a very good looking young officer. so it really makes you very
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disapointed that she would allow herself to get into this position and jeopardize not only herself and her family which is really a tragedy that has to be addressed very personally on her part but also putting dave petraeus -- the intelligence community at risk as well. >> does it seem to you -- there are all of these rumors that she spoke for general petraeus, she sent e-mails to -- the prince son newspaper at princeton, she sent an e-mail speaking for general petraeus. does that sound like her? >> well, it certainly doesn't square with dave petraeus. he gave her no authorize to do that, i can promise you that. and it really doesn't -- i think what you have here is a situation where you've got this young officer, she's extremely deferrential to dave petraeus. you have this young officer and the general and forever their
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relationship will be defined that way. so it does surprise me a bit that she would reach out that far and attribute comments that she's making to him and to provide that level of authorization. seemses a little bit surprising that an officer who was an intelligence officer and access to the highest levels of security clearances and information and intelligence would do that. >> well, love makes you do funny things sometimes. it just does. >> why do you think general petraeus resigned? >> i think it's clearly a matter of honor. he was about to be caught. he had got into this incredible fix. he couldn't find a way out of it without subjecting himself personally and his family. most importantly, his family to the scrutiny that would have just relationship aripped them . now he has to deal with the shame as a private citizenand that's the only way to do it. >>e must realize, general, it's not over.
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>> of course it's not over. a general officer still can be recalled to active duty. i mean, clearly, we are all subjected to being called back on to duty and clearly as the former dci, he is going to be subpoenaed probably by congress to testify on a number of issues, obviously benghazi being the most prominent. >> general james spider marks, thanks for sharing your insight this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks, carol. >> that brings us to our talk back question of the morning. should general petraeus have resigned? we'll see what you have to say. "talk back," next. we're sitting on a bunch of shale gas.
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now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. should general petraeus have resigned? general petraeus, famously disciplined, respected and admired by both democrats and republicans. a rare kreecreature indeed. maybe that's why so many people are asking why. not why he cheated on his wife of 38 years. the fbi says it was not criminal and not a security risk. david gergen, who knows the general and his alleged
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mistress, says we ought to understand petraeus' humanness and appreciate that and gergen added, remember, many great men cheated. >> i would hope people would remember, there have been other great leaders in this country. remember president eisenhower when he was general eisenhower, how important that relationship was to him. remember franklin roosevelt and lucy mercer. i think we have to be understanding that, as the saying goes, the best of men are still men at their best. >> former cia man, robert baer says, quote, i'm telling you, there is more to this than sex. there's something going on here which i can't explain and i think we're going to have to find out very soon, end quote. republican congressman peter king seems to suspect that the general resigned because he
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doesn't want to testify about intelligence failures in benghazi, libya, that caused chris stevens' live. petraeus would not likely cop to that. friends say he's devastated by his mistake and as he said himself in a resignation letter to president obama, such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours, the cia. should general petraeus have resigned? facebook.com/carolcnn. your responses later. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news.
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cia hearing. acting director mike morell will attend instead. it's unknown if lawmakers will subpoena david petraeus at a later date. janet napolitano toured the devastation in staten island, new york, yesterday. right now, more than 88,000 customers still without power. 113 people have died. there's a diplomatic milestone to report for war-torn syria. the u.s. is formally announcing its support for the unified national support and better plan for a post-assad future. the parent of a missing american journalist are in the middle east this morning seeking his release. they fear for his life. austin tice last talked to his family three months ago. he was in syria reporting on the civil war and he has not been heard from since. austin's parents, mark and
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deborah tice, are in beirut, lebanon, trying to get some answers. welcome to you both. >> thank you, carol. >> thank you. >> the last time anyone saw your son was -- who was in a video, can you tell us about that video, mark? >> well, clearly it was good for us to see that austin was alive. it was difficult to see him in the circumstances that he was in. and we're here trying to determine to seek answers, to appeal to whoever's holding austin to let us know how we can contact him and what we need to do to bring him home. >> there we are seeing the video of austin and you can see that he's blindfolded. he doesn't look in the best of conditions. there were armed men around him. do you know whether these were syrian -- you know,
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pro-government men or the opposite? deborah, do you have any idea? >> we have no idea who is holding austin and that is the primary reason that we have come to lebanon, is to try to find out where austin is and establish contact with him and bring him safely home. >> mark, you've been in touch with syrian government officials. what are they telling you? >> well, everyone we have spoken to and we have spoken to everyone we can, has said the same thing, that they are unsure where he is, they don't know who he's with, where he is. we're hoping for answers and we're here appealing to the people in the region to have compassion on our family and if someone out there knows something of austin's situation, his well-being, and especially
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what needs to be done in order for him to return to us, we're asking for those people to come forward and speak with us. >> dchl ebra, are you getting enough help from american officials? >> we have been really overwhelmed. we have the greatest gratitude for all of the help that we've received, not only from americans but really from many people in many different part of the world. we're tremendously grateful for all of the support and the help that we've received. >> and, mark, you know, cnn is seen around the world. is there anything you'd like to say to whoever has your son right now? >> yes. absolutely. to whomever has our son right now, we ask you to treat him well, keep him safe, and return
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him to us as soon as possible. >> debra and mark tice, thank you so much for talking with us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you, carol. >> faith and politics. we'll talk to hawaii's first hindu congresswoman. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening.
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evangelical christians, roman catholics, we heard a lot about religion but one milestone was overlooked. hawaii made tulsi gabbard the first hindu congresswoman. representative elect gabbard joins us now from new york. good morning. >> thank you for having me this morning. >> we're excited to have you here. how does it feel? >> thank you so much. i'm excited and ready to get to work. >> you have a lot of work to do, too, let me tell you. >> yes. >> but let's talk about your religion because, you know, a lot of us think that it's pretty
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cool to have a hindu in congress for the first time. do you feel like you're something unusual? >> you know, i'm actually very proud and i'm proud especially of the people of hawaii and to come from a place as special as hawaii because not only did they make the choice to elect me, the first hindu member of congress, but also elected the first buddhist member of the u.s. senate. and in hawaii, hindu and buddhists are a majority in faith within the community but it shows the respect, diversity, and love and aloha that people have in hawaii to allow for something like this to happen. >> normally we expect for something to take the oath of office on the bible. so how will you take your oath? >> i look forward to talking about that once we get a little bit closer but we'll be taking
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the oath on the bug of a vita. >> okay. i'd like to show some quotes from the honolulu advertiser. you say, i identify and hahatma gandhi, who is my hero and role model. explain what you mean by that. >> once again, i am very proud to be coming in as the first hindu member of congress and i really look back to and it's really appropriate to talk about this over veterans day weekend to my service in the middle east with the hawaii national guard where i was very proud to serve shoulder to shoulder with christians and muslims and hindus, people of all faiths. and we stood next to each other working together to complete the task at hand and religion was never an issue and i think that that is really the lesson here and that's what i'm looking forward to bringing to congress and i think it's a perfect time and a great time for congress to start moving towards this
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representation of diversity and really this common ideal that regardless of what our differences might be, we need to come together for the people. >> i read a blurb about you in the "new york times," you find your spirituality through yoga. tell us about that. >> well, i also practice and many people do, the exercise form of yoga. but karma yoga is really the ideal of service. whatever it is that you're doing, doing it with the value of service and seeing how you can effect positive change on those around you and that's really what has been the guiding light for me throughout my life and it's what has motivated me and brought me here today. >> we need a lot of that in con greps today.
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first place. the reason they reaching out on craigslist. carol? >> i just can't believe anyone would do that. so what discusses craigslist saying about this? >> so far craigslist doesn't have any comment but the general guidelines really says to avoid scams and they include a warning never to give out financial information. the site says you can avoid 99% of all scams by dealing locally with people who you can meet in person and once again, i cannot say enough. this is a terrible, terrible idea. don't co-sign, bad idea. >> alison kosik, thank you so much. the search is on for who can come up with the next great idea. >> i never thought i'd get here but i'm here now and i'm going to make an impact. >> this is a reality show startup, silicon valley now on bravo. the woman behind it is none
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if you're going to spend $480,000 on a dress, shouldn't it be a new one? i'm just guessing whoever bought the iconic dress judy garland wore in wizard of oz does not plan on wearing it, or maybe they do. "showbiz tonight" a.j. hammer is in new york. i don't think they will be wearing the dress. >> no, not going to happen. the price, $500,000, and the identity of the buyer is still a mystery. we may never know who bought it. no one knows kpa exactly is in store for this dress. it was sold by julian's auction house. you don't even get the ruby red slippers. some sane yell donors acquired one of four pairs of these iconic red shoes that happened last february for the academy of museum motion pictures.
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carol, whoever bought this thing better be sure to follow the cleaning instructions very carefully. >> i know. i can just imagine it on some headless mannequin in someone's living room. it's just weird. let's talk about james bond. i tried to see that movie but it was sold out everywhere. >> yeah. and not a huge surprise that it did so well. "skyfall" has left moviegoers shaking and stirred to the tune of almost $88 million. that's the biggest opening for any bond film in the franchise's 50-year history and this could be the box office biggest hit of all time. their expectation is that it's going to rake in over 2$200 million at the box office in the u.s. quantum of solace holds the record at $57 million. and now "skyfall" has already made $400 million internationally. a lot of people are saying it's
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also one of the best bond films ever. that sets the bar pretty high for the next bond film with daniel craig due out in two more years. so you get two years to wait on that line to see this film, carol, so you can be caught up. >> i've got to get it together. and i was just going to tell you, sean connery who? i think daniel craig is the best bond ever, huh? >> in fact, roger moore was on cnn saying he thinks it's one of the best bond films ever but thinks daniel craig is incredible. >> thanks so much. watch "showbiz tonight" at 11:00 a.m. eastern on hln. the talk back question, should david petraeus have resigned? your responses next. urvey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer.
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judgment. he broke his marriage vows. his character is flawed and could be a threat to national security. yes, he definitely needed to resign. from kairi, as long as his job wasn't affected, there's no reason he should have to resign. and matt says, he are resigned because he knew some very basic army values, loyalty, honor, integrity, and respect. it took courage to step down. and lisa says, he was not have resigned. i believe that he was asked to resign to add to more cover up. did clinton resign because of an affair? did kennedy resign because of an affair? and diana says, yes, he knew he breached national security. not only did this put him in a position to be blackmailed, she could have been a spy. please continue, facebook.com/carolcnn. thank you for joining me in the cnn "newsroom." i'm